Affordable Family Housing

Villa del Norte - Affordable/Rental

Rancho Cucamonga, California (1995)

View of Courtyard

This master plan is for nine acres. A neighborhood of 88 two-story rental homes with a daycare center and community meeting hall, is organized as a neo-traditional American town. The affordable dwellings are arranged into six unit groups around small courtyards. This local organization helps neighbors mutually monitor their common space, and encourages them to develop the strong neighborhood bonds normally reserved for neighborhoods of home owners.

Circulation through the site is limited, and the mix of small, medium, and large houses are separated by one-story garages. The varied building heights describe the individual homes while creating independent back yards. At least one YSA principal participated as design architect, supervising architect and/or the architect-of-record for this project.